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Social Worker - Family Centre - Basildon

Essex County Council
England, Essex, Basildon
£32065 - £43839 per annum + + 26 days annual leave & Local Gov Pension
Closing date
11 Aug 2021

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Health and Social Care, Children's Services, Social Care
Job role
Social Worker
Contract Type
Full time
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Social Worker - Family Centre - South

Secondment, Full Time

£32,065 to £43,839 Per Annum

Location: Basildon

Closing Date: 11th August 2021

Please note that this position is being offered on a Secondment or Fixed Term Contract basis for a period of 12 months.

Are you an experienced Social Worker looking for a unique opportunity to develop your direct work, group work and assessment skills as part of one of our Family Centre Teams?

This is an exciting and rare opportunity thanks to the Covid equalisation funding where additional staffing has been allocated to the Family Centres.

The roles will be developed in accordance with each quadrant's identified needs and will be evaluated for impact, eg in terms of reducing waiting lists, effectiveness of interventions, outreach to families who find it challenging to come to the Centres for work. A common theme in each quadrant will be to work preventatively with young parents / parents to be who have been in receipt of Social Care services themselves in preparation for parenthood.

This an excellent opportunity to broaden your skills, take on a fresh challenge, as well as develop specialist practice knowledge.

The Family Centre staff carry manageable caseloads, receive specialist training, regular reflective supervision and work in a nurturing, supportive environment.

The role requires you to be mobile throughout a wider operational area including travelling around the county of Essex and beyond, transporting service users and their belongings and to be able to do so in an emergency. Driving licence and car or the ability to meet the mobility requirements of the role through other means is essential.

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